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Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm EST
if you would like to have this dish. happy new year to you. >>> and be sure to stay with channel 9. we'll have the latest on the fiscal cliff. thanks.
PBS
Dec 28, 2012 6:30pm PST
fiscal cliff. >> thanks so much. >> the deadlock in washington has been weighing on investor sentiment today. in europe, it was the last trading day of the year, and what a year it has been. our correspondent has kept an eye on the trading floor all year for us. he sent us this report from the floor of the frankfurt stock exchange. >> the year has ended a very successful 2012, also for the frankfurt exchange, which is why you see tables and chairs where there usually are not. there will be a celebration here shortly, and there is something to celebrate -- the dax performed to the tune of about 30%-plus this year, and many shares went up. only a few lag behind. the best shares almost doubled in value. when you look at the second tier, there were some that more than doubled in value. demand mostly responsible for that, according to -- the man most responsible for that according to everyone here is mario draghi. he promised the european central bank would do everything in its power to preserve the euro, and that really release energy and restored some confidence also for the bureau. in 20
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 9:30pm EST
week with clarity on the fiscal cliff. thank you both for being with us. guest: i guess congress is going to come back and see if they can come up with something that will give everyone enough political confidence so we can avoid the tax increases that are scheduled. i'm skeptical that is going to happen and my guess is we're going to go over the cliff.
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 10:00am PST
>>> right now on andrea mitchell reports, senator majority leader harry reid is expected to speak at any moment now. president obama is back at the white house. his call to congressional leaders seem to have fallen on deaf ears. reid, predicting the country will go over the fiscal cliff and blames it on house speaker john boehner. >> the american people i don't think understand the house of representatives is operating without the house of representatives. it's being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker. john boehner seems to care more about keeping his speakership than about keeping the nation on firm financial footing. >> boehner's office's response? we've done our part. it's the senate democrats fall. but will the speaker call his members back before time runs out? >> at the last moment is the way these things normally happen. i think that can happen again. it just depends on putting egos aside a little bit and putting the best interests of the american people first. >> plus, keeping our kids safe, is arming educators the symptom or adding to the problem. >>> and can anyone beat sko brown? >>> good day. we're live in washington this afternoon. the lines of communication between the president, leaders of congress are open. whether those lines are used repeatedly over the next few days to reach a fiscal cliff deal is anybody's guess. joining me now for our daily fix, nbc's kelly o'donnell is live on capitol hill. kelly, i want to start with you. senator scott brown just tweeted out to all his followers that he was getting on a plane heading to washington. the president has apparently sent over a new deal to the senate. what can you tell us about this new fiscal cliff deal that president obama has sent over to senator leaders? >> well, the power of social media to get the word out. gop sources say in the conversation with the president, he indicated that he does have a bill he would like to bring forward to the hill today. they have not seen that. it would be a package to deal with averting the fiscal cliff. we can infer from that with what the president said before he went to the family vacation in hawaii that he wanted something that would be scaled down, not a massive grand bargain that would protect the current tax rate for people who earned less than $250,000 a year or perhaps a different figure if they reached that. but trying to protect the middle class. so officials here haven't seen it yet, but this is kind of today's volley in what has been this ongoing battle. house speaker john boehner has been saying the president must act and it appears the president is prepared to do that with another offer. and senate democrats would presumably be right on board with that. hopefully we will get details sometime this afternoon. then we'll see where we are. there isn't much time left. as you know, there are many people who have sorted of scaled back the breathless approach to what is a fiscal cliff and are a little bit more low key about it now. obviously, there are deadlines. but if it goes into january, there is not the alarm bell kind of issue that we've seen with other scale mates unless, of course, the markets were to act on the outside. but there is kind of a change in tone after the holiday, as you've seen. >> yes. it's becoming more of a fiscal slope as oppose to a fiscal cliff. thank you within kelly. jonathan, i want to turn to you right here. harry reid was not holding back this morning on the senate floor. i want to play what he said about the 435 members in the house. >> there's 435 members of the house. what goes on in this country shouldn't be decided by the majority. it should be decided by the whole house of representatives. the speaker just has a few days left to change his mind. but i have to be very honest, mr. president, i don't know timewise how it can happen now. >> and we just heard from kelly about this possible new deal the president has sent over regarding the fiscal cliff. harry reid, though, there's not a lot of time left. >> no, there isn't a lot of time left. what the majority leader is referring to is we've been talking about a lot, the majority of the majority real that if boehner would put aside this tradition that if he's going to get anything passed, it has to be passed bay majority of the republican caucus. clearly there have been times on the little and in the house when boehner could have passed many bills with democratic votes. but fearing the tea party caucus that he has to deal with doesn't want to go there. and so because that can't happen and because there really isn't a lot of time, that's why you saw harry reid just pause like that because he cannot see legislatively and by the clock how they can get anything done before midnight december 31st. >> it seems to be shaping up for a possible new year's eve vote. which if that were to happen, what would the country think of our elected officials? but i want to ask that in a broad sense. you've followed politics for a long time. when you look at this from the outside and you're an average american, basically the media is saying, congress, if they don't do anything now, might as well pass something on january 3rd but in actuality they could pass today. do you think people are understanding how absurd it is? >> no. the american people understand how absurd this is. we've been seeing poll after poll after poll showing the american people, if the country goes over the cliff, would is to blame? the republicans get the majority of the blame. speaker boehner and his plan b could not even get the republicans in his caucus to pass a tax increase on people making $1 million when we already know through november election and through subsequent public opinion polls, the american people are perfectly fine with raising taxes on people earning incomes of $250,000 and above. so the idea that the republican party can't -- i mean, i should say speaker boehner can't get his caucus in line to do something that's for the best of the country right now abdomen opposed to waiting until january 3rd, yeah, people outside of the beltway completely get it. >> jonathan, thank you so much for joining us. we appreciate it. kelly, appreciate it, too. joining me now from philadelphia, waiting on word from the speaker's office on when the house will have its next legislatidge yigislative s allison shore, congresswoman, thanks so much for joining us. we appreciate it. >> good to be with you. >> i have to ask you, have you heard anything about this deal that scott brown tweeted about that the president has sent over to the senate? 2 smaller deal, has that been communicated to you guys yet? >> no. i'm hearing it first, you're telling me about it. i think what it shows is that the president is certainly working every day, every minute, to make sure that he does all he can to move us forward. of course, he needs partners in this. and that partner needs to be the senate with harry reid taking the leadership, but it also needs to be john boehner and the republicans. as we all mow, all the republicans are not going to be for anything that we come up with. the very right wing of the republican conference wasn't willing as you just talked about voting to even increase taxes just a little bit on people making over $1 million. it is really not where the american people are. we need john boehner to bring us back, to really work this out. and, again, you hear the frustration in senator reid's voice about not having a partner with the republicans. we can't do this without. >> leadership from john boehner. there are enough votes in the house to get something done. he just needs to make sure that he brings up a bill for us to vote on and that's not yet happening. >> harry reid is not holding back on john boehner today at all. he said this on the senate floor, calling him a dictator. >> well, certainly as a democratic member of the house, i've watched john boehner. i've watched the republicans struggling with how they can really meet these important fiscal challenges, these deadlines, when they concede to the far right wing of the party. all along, in fact, every time we've faced a serious challenge in this country, it's been done with house democrats putting up votes to help make sure that we continue to fund the government, that we actually pay our bills as a government, that we find a balanced approach going forward. john boehner knows the votes from some of the republicans and some of the democrats can happen. and he's been unwilling to do that. >> do you think it's good -- >> it's hurting this country. >> is it good at this point in the process for harry reid to go on the senator floor and bash speaker boehner? does that not send a message this close to the deadline? >> he's trying to make it clear and i'm trying to make it clear that john boehner can't just say i'm not in there. of course, he is a player in this. if he does not work with the senate, work with the president and, again, the president has time and time again said we have some common ground here. if the republicans do agree, and they say they do, that they do not want to see tax rates go up on the american people, well, the president said let's make sure that we vote on that. 98% of americans can be protected from a tax increase. we can protect seniors under medicare by making sure that 30% cut to the providers don't go through. the alternative minimum tax which all of us, again, agree should not apply to 26 million americans. we agree on that. let's vote on that. let's create that certainty and move forward. let's create a path to move forward to deal with comprehensive tax policy in a fair and responsible way and let's deal with the deficit and the balance in a fair away. john boehner basically said no to all of that. and that's really not acceptable leadership. >> is there any -- should harry reid amend the bill that the house sent over at all? the fact is, harry reid has -- needs to add republican cooperation. he wants to say, look, this isn't a game. this isn't show. you know, i can bring out a bill, pass a bill. if john boehner says i'm not going to look at that, what's the point? let's make something happen here. that is what the american people are looking for. we're concerned about the fiscal and economic policies. there's a recovery period that we're experiencing to put more challenges before the economy both consumers and investors. let's create certainty. let's make sure that we pass tax cuts for -- you know, for the majority, the advanced majority, 98%. and let's get that done and move through the regular process to deal with the bigger questions. i'd like to ask you before we go, obviously, the governorship is up in 2014, is up for a race in pennsylvania. any interest in running against governor corbett? >> i'm right now, i'm pretty focused on what we're doing in the house and given the challenges facing us in the next several days that's my focus. we'll leave future considerations in the future. >> well, when you want to announce, come on andrea mitchell reports. >> thank you. >> next i'm joined by randy winegarten, head of the one of the neigh's largest tea party unions on putting armed guards in our school. this is andrea mitchell reports only on msnbc. any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. 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[ all ] i'm with scottrade. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school tragedy, the nra is calling for armed guards at every school. it's a policy the mayor of new jersey put in place and his defended his decision earlier today with thomas roberts. >> i think we have to close the loopholes on gun control. ta being said, our students need to be safe where they learned. what newtown showed us is existing security is not safe. the only way to protect our students right now is to have a police officer present in the school. >> but not everyone is on board with the nra's plan to make schools safer. joining me now is randy winegarten, the head of the american federation of teachers. thank you so much for joining us. >> it's my pleasure. >> we did d some research and the national school safety center says about 25% of schools with armed guards, when i go to a college football game, i often see numerous officers have weapons. in case of issues. why should that same protection that's at a college football game not be afforded to every single child that goes to public school in america? >> so, you know, let me -- i don't want to be cynical about this. but what we really need is actually less guns in schools, not more guns in schools. before i was aft president, i was president of the new york city teachers local and we have had police officers in schools and we have had metal detectors in schools. but police officers or armed guards did not stop the shooting in virginia tech. it did not stop the shooting in columbine. and what we're talking about here, if you actually take the nra's proposal to its logical conclusion, if we want to really protect all kids, we need to actually put an armed guard in every wing. maybe in front of every classroom. and that's why we've said that schools should be safe sanctuaries, not armed fortresses. are there some schools that need to have armed police officers? of course. but the nra's proposal is to put more guns in schools, not less guns in schools and to actually -- to actually make schools into armed fortresses as opposed to the safe sanctuaries to the learning conditions. >> mr. lapierre said though signs that say gun free zone around schools invite criminals to come on to schools. what's your response to that? >> you know something? we have had 34,000 children who have been harmed in gun incidents all throughout the country every single year. there's over 5,000 kids who have been killed by armed -- or by gun incidents. there is a time and place in this country where we need to deal with gun violence. so is mr. la pierre saying throughout the country he's going to blame sanctuaries for all the gun violence in the united states of america when we don't see that gun violence in other countries in the world in places like australia, great britain, other places who have been able to stem it? enough is enough. we need to have sensible gun -- sensible gun control legislation. we can find ways to harm nice it with the second amendment which i believe in. we can do this, but we have to act now. >> as you know, when there are negotiations between the teachers unions and state governments and during budget crises, oftentimes the first things that get cut when it comes to public education are school psychologists, are people that that type of mental health, the folks associated with that and how it relates to children. would you be willing, as head of the union that in the future if a governor said, hey, look, maybe roll back some of your pensions, maybe less tenure and increase mental health funding for schools and for kids, would you be open to that? >> well, look, i would be open to actually putting back mental health professionals in schools in terms of making sure that the whole child got everything that that child should get. at the end of the day, when you're talking about pengs, the basic pension in the united states of america for public employees is about $24,000. they pretty much need that to live. they have earned it. but the bottom line is, you're totally right. we should not be pitting mental health services, we should not be pitting really important service that's kids need. they need great teachers and they need mental health services and we need to make sure that we keep guns out of school. and frankly, we should be doing all of those kinds of things. we want to do things that to make sure that tenure is earned and it is simply about due process. of course. but let's not pit what kids need against each other. >> brandie winegartner, we thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> breaking with boehner, after the failure of a plan b, is the speaker going to go to the floor without a majority of the majority? the politico briefing is next. 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CNN
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am PST
simplicity of a fiscal cliff. the press loves a deadline. >> the press loves a deadline and loves colorful language like fiscal cliff. thanks for joining us. >>> at the top of the hour, state of the union has republican reaction to the president's interview on "meet the press." did we really need to go haywire over david petraeus? mr. margin? don't be modest, bob. you found a better way to pack a bowling ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just asked a question. it takes a long time to pack a bowling ball. the last guy pitched more ball packers. but you... you consulted ups. you found a better way. that's logistics. that's margin. find out what else ups knows. i'll do that. you're on a roll. that's funny. i wasn't being funny, bob. i know. i need you. i feel so alone. but you're not alone. i knew you'd come. like i could stay away. you know i can't do this without you. you'll never have to. you're always there for me. shh! i'll get you a rental car. i could also use an umbrella. fall in love with progressive's claims service. a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel al
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am EST
course, going to be waiting with baited breath to see what happens with the fiscal cliff. thank you very much for joining us from mastercard advisers. >> terrific. thank you. >>> the u.s. economy is hanging in the balance with just five days left for congress to come up with a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. let's get to our senior economic reporter, steve leesman, with his predictions for the economy in 2013. >> reporter: >>> trying to figure out what's going to happen in 2013 depends on one very important development -- whether the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff in a few days' time, and for how long. if it's avoided, there's considerable upside for the economy. we could see at least one and maybe two quarters of growth above 3%. the kind of growth that would put people back to work and lower the unemployment rate. why? because business has been holding back investment amid the uncertainty. unleashing business spending would add to the growth from the nascent rebound in housing and from the consumer who has hung in there despite tough times. in fact, we could see unemployment drop belo
FOX Business
Dec 24, 2012 11:00am EST
know you are in chicago. >> i have to come back early because of the fiscal cliff. dagen: steve, thanks. >> take care, dagen. dennis: our next guest is predicting a santa rally with markets in the green the last week of the year and into early january. the chief investment strategist of raymond james is joining us now. there's a track record on your side about the last week of december. >> that's right, usually the last week and the week before is when the last of the retail selling takes place and there tends to be upside vacuum between christmas and first couple days of the year. 70% probability of being an up shortened week. dennis: you don't see that percentage going down because of the cliff and all that? >> i think your previous guest was right. i lived inside the d.c. beltway. i think they will come together. they won't get a grand solution, but i think they could get the first step of maybe 500,000 as your other guest suggested in terms of the definition of what wealthy is. i think he's also right on boehner. boehner has been under tremendous personal pressure to cut a deal, and when the
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm EST
. ashley: cliff hanger, i'm tired of saying "fiscal cliff. i'll use "cliff hanger." thank you so much for being here. >> you're welcome. ashley: i said it would be fun; right? >> yeah. ashley: very optimistic. the closing bell rings in 37 minutes. by the way, it is the endless search for yield. money flowing into corporate bonds like there is no tomorrow, especially junk bonds. the question is is it too late for investors to get in on the action. lance robert, the ceo of street talk advisers, find out why he thinks stocks are better with consistent returns and pay healthy diff denldz. makes sense. his top picks coming up next in a fox business exclusive. ♪ ashley: face call cliff, fiscal cliff, fiscal cliff, that's three more times, holding stocks hostage, down fifth day in a row. energy stocks notably weak again today. six down days in a row so check out the energy select spider exchange traded fund. it's xle, and it's basically a proxy for the energy complex, oil producers, service providers, pipeline operators, and xle, as you see, up 1.25%. in terms of the individual names, exxon mo
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 10:00am PST
writer for "the wall street journal." on her way to the fiscal cliff. thank you very much. heather: russian president vladimir putin accused of playing politics with the lives of orphans. signing a bill banning americans from adopting russian children. bad news has left dozens of american families heartbroken. amy kellogg is live in london with details. reporter: heather, one russian activist says that every member of the russian parliament voted for this measure should be obliged to adopt a russian child of his or her own. there are 700,000 russian children who need a home. only 18,000 russian families who signed up to adopt. this new law was named after a russian baby that died in the custody of his american adoptive parents. he was neglected. but it is really believe that the reason for this law was another law that was just passed in washington, so it is a response to the american law punishes human rights violators in russia. it was sparked by the death of a russian lawyer who died died in jail investigating a fraud case at the request of americans in russia. it singles out do
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 7:00pm PST
. >> thank you, krystal ball, that wraps up our hour of the coverage of the fiscal cliff negotiations. thank you for joining us, and happy new year to you. msnbc's live coverage continues after this. >>> i am melissa rayburger, and we are continuing our coverage of the capitol hill, an agreement reached with the democrats and republicans to reach the deal. vice president joe biden came to meet with the democrats and try to sell the new deal that would prevent the across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts to a wide range of government programs. we've also learned that president obama personally called harry reid and nancy pelosi to ensure that they are on board with this plan. our chuck todd says it is not likely that we would see a deal on that vote before midnight, just on the logistical standpoint the house remains adjourned until tomorrow. mike, what is the latest you're hearing about a possible vote tonight, maybe not before midnight at this point, but sometime during the night? >> yeah, i don't think it will happen before midnight, just too many procedural hoops to jump through, and
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 7:00pm EST
whole slew of things, kate, are going to hit people in the pocketbook if this fiscal cliff lingers. >> steve, thanks so much tonight. we have learned more tonight about why secretary of state hillary clinton is in a new york city hospital. her doctors confirm she is being treated for a blood clot between her brain and skull. they say she did not suffer a stroke or neurological damage but clinton remains hospitalized tonight. nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell joins me now from washington with the latest on that. andrea, good evening. >> good evening, kate. hillary clinton was set to return to work, until doctors discovered the blood clot that formed in her head, specifically in the vein sich waitated between the brain and skull behind the right ear. they say she did not have a stroke, did not suffer neurological damage but will have to be hospitalized for the time being. she's the administration's most high-profile frequent flier. 112 countries, nearly 1 million miles. more than 400 days of travel. named in a gallup poll today as the world's most admired woman. for the 11th year in
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 3:00pm EST
hope they come to their senses soon. ashley: nobody knows why, but i'm tired of saying "fiscal cliff," i know that. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> and cindy who ran off. thank you very much. that's the floor show. washington running out of time to avert the fiscal cliff and after plan b, well, that got nowhere, the house g.o.p. insists it's the senate's turn to suggest a plan, but the senate, well, yet to make a move. peter barnes joining us from dc with the littest on, what, doesn't seem to be going anywhere? we have the speaker, peter, stuck in a blizzard in ohio. >> yeah, that's right, ash, and we've got the senate coming back in tomorrow, and the president coming back into tossen so everybody -- into town so everybody is looking to harry reid, the senate democratic leader and the president to make a move here in the standoff, white house and senate democratic staff were discussing steps to avert the cliff monday. we didn't get an update on the status of the conversations from the white house today. a spokesperson for senator reid saying, quote, nothing to report, no conversations with
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
fiscal cliff is a colossal waste of time, an economic storm of our own making, and washington is searching for little more than an umbrella to protect you from it. thanks for joining the conversation this week on "your money." we're going to stay on the story till it's done. normally, we're here every saturday at 1 p.m. and sunday at 3:00 p.m. eastern. i'm on daily at 3:30 p.m. but until this is done, you're going to see a lot of me. tweet me, my handle is @alivelshi. we'll see you through to the end of this. have a great weekend. >>> hello, thanks for joining us, i'm martin savage at the cnn headquarters in atlanta. i'm in for fredricka whitfield. good to be with you. >>> fiscal cliff talks, we are at a standstill, 32 hours before we reach the edge of this press cis miss. senate sfleshts taken the time out to speak after the butting heads on two key issue, one involving tax rates, the other social security. ali velshi is in new york, dana bash is live on capitol hill. we will start with you, dana. what has gotten lawmakers now not seeing eye to eye? >> reporter: actually, let me answer that by asking one of the members of the senate republican leadership,
CNN
Dec 31, 2012 1:00pm PST
adjourn that the u.s. is going over the fiscal cliff, at least technically. we'll see what the senate does tonight, if anything. what the house of representatives does to follow the stakes, as all of us know, are enormous. senators, thanks very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> congress had well over a year to tackle this fiscal cliff. instead, we've come down now to the final eight hours before our nation takes a severe hit potentially to the economy. tyeah, its the galaxy note ii.re great. you can do two things at the same time. you can watch videos and text. or you could watch the earnings report and take notes, like we're supposed to. so... can i get it? yeah. okay either of you put together the earnings report yet? yes, me totally. what? why don't you tackle the next quarter. you eat yet? polynesian? pu pu platter? yup! keep up the good work. i will keep up the good work. do more with the new samsung galaxy note ii. [ dog barking ] ♪ [ female announcer ] life is full of little tests, but your basic paper towel can handle them. especially if that towel is bounty basic. the towel that's durable, and scrubbable. in this lab demo, bounty basic is stronger than the leading bargain brand. everyday life? bring it with bo
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
will be interesting to see exactly how he weighs in at some point over the fiscal cliff mess in the final days of 2012. >> mike, thank you. on top of those fiscal cliff concerns, the treasury secretary, timothy geithner, warns we're set to hit the debt ceiling new year's eve, the max amount we're allowed to spend. the current limit is $16.4 trillion. he says the obama administration will work to make sure the u.s. does not default on loans right away but the debate will be another drag on the economy. with us, the chief business correspondent for u.s. news and world report, rick newman, and author of rebounders, how winners pivot from setback to success. talk about the debt ceiling for us, first of all, welcome. talk about the debt ceiling and how it affects us. we here horror scenarios about the red -- credit rating. >> one good thing you can say about reaching the debt limit is it's not a surprise. everybody has known this is coming up. the government will continue to function for a couple more months. emergency measures will be used to keep the money flowing, so to speak. this is unrelated to the fiscal cliff, so it's
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00pm PST
which would hit on january 1st. so the fiscal cliff, it might be even bigger than people realize. don? >> lisa, thank you very much. >>> we've got a lot more planned for you this saturday night. here's what else is ahead. as our lawmakers wrestle with u.s. gun violence, chicago hits an awful milestone. 500 murders this year and counting. what's to blame? a former gang member and chicago's police superintendent join me live. >>> plus, president obama could tap this republican to lead the defense department. but not everyone wants to see a secretary hagel. why some of the loudest voices with coming from his own party. >>> and 2012 is almost history. but what's the takeaway? comedian dean obeidallah schools us. >>> and also good news to tell you about a story we have been reporting on tonight. two missing georgia boys have been found safe in austin, texas. their father, the man who allegedly kidnapped them has been taken into custody. someone at a hotel recognized the boy from the amber alert and contacted police. much more in 30 minutes on their story. also spoke with their mom before she headed off to go
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 1:00am PST
and which would hit on january 1st. so the fiscal cliff, it might be even bigger than people realize. don? >> lisa, thank you very much. >>> we've got a lot more planned for you this saturday night. here's what else is ahead. as our lawmakers wrestle with u.s. gun violence, chicago hits an awful milestone. 500 murders this year and counting. what's to blame? a former gang member and chicago's police superintendent join me live. >>> plus, president obama could tap this republican to lead the defense department. but not everyone wants to see a secretary hagel. why some of the loudest voices with coming from his own party. >>> and 2012 is almost history. but what's the takeaway? comedian dean obeidallah schools us with his top ten lessons of 2012. >>> and also good news to tell you about a story we have been reporting on tonight. two missing georgia boys have been found safe in austin, texas. their father, the man who allegedly kidnapped them has been taken into custody. someone at a hotel recognized the boy from the amber alert and contacted police. much more in 30 minutes on their story. also spoke with their
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
capitol hill. saying you can't do this with the fiscal cliff. what a two months that will be. thanks so much for joining us. we appreciate it. joining me here in the studio with our first reads of the day, senior political editor mark murray. welcome. back and forth from the harry reid. we have congressional ping pong going on. you said it is time for house republicans to put middle class families first bypassing the senate's bill to protect 98% of americans on january 1st. the senate bill could pass tomorrow if the house republicans would lead it come to the floor. the house had two bills that collectively can avert the entire fiscal cliff if enacted. those bills await action by the senate. >> the classic ping pong gridlock and no way out. >> it's important to know how far we have come in the last seven days. a week ago we were closer than we had seen before on a particular deal. john boehner made a big concession allowing tax cuts to rise on income over a million dollars. president obama countered with a big concession and saying that that should be $400,000 and have fixes to social s
CBS
Dec 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >> glor: john blackstone, thank rou. john mentioned the fiscal cliff. tinight we've learned democrats emocraw moving ahead on their hei plan to avoid it now that talks have broken down with john boehner. white house and congressional leaders have until january 1 to lork out a budget deal. resident obama is in hawaii on udget dn. nancy cordes is there as well. nancy, good evening. nancy, goor: jeff, this would : sentially be a last-ditch effort to avert the fiscal ially be sources tell us that aides to the president have been in talks preliminary talks, with aides to senate majority leader harry elf who himself was here in hawaii this weekend for the funeral of senator daniel inouye. eid is now working, we're told, on a smaller package than the comprehensive deal than the president was working on with speaker boehner. than tmall package would prevent tax rates from rising for middle-class, perhaps cut some spending and tie up a few other loose ends. so far, though, senator reid has so fbeen in touch with republicans over this plan. blicans ovent and the first lady as you mentioned, are
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 10:00am EST
monitoring the fiscal cliff negotiations and will bring you information as warranted. by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. loving god, we give you thanks for giving us near day. on this last day of 2012, forget not your people. there are many differences plaguing our nation's discourse . please send wisdom upon the leaders serving in government and good will on all principles on current negotiations. we thank you for the service of so many who work in this building whose labor provides the lubrication for the very public actions of the members of this assembly. though each deserves special mention, bless especially this day, jay pierson, who works his last day of 34 years of faithful service on the floor of the house. may all that is done this day be for your greater honor and glory. amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house her approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from new york, mr. higgins. mr. higgins: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of americ
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
for the house to be gone when we were so close to the fiscal cliff deadline. >> glor: nancy cordes, thank you. major garrett has been following developments at the white house. major, what is the president's next move? >> reporter: it is not a breakthrough but it is a glimmer of hope. officials tell cbs news the president will meet with harry reid, mitch, house speaker john boehner, democratic leader nancy pelosi tomorrow afternoon at the white house. to try to find out if there is a way to avert the fiscal cliff. today, after the president returned from his vacation in hawaii, he did meet with his senior advisors. they did conduct some back- channel negotiations as they have been during the holidays on a bill to possibly avert the fiscal cliff. those talks i'm told did not make much progress. the face-to-face conversations may fact create the possibility of a breakthrough. but right now the president has no new proposals to give his congressional leaders. he will stick with what he told the nation on friday-- raise income taxes for households earning more than $250,000, extend unemployment b
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 2:00pm EST
still on christmas vacation which means we are no closer to solving the fiscal cliff yet. john harwood, five days to go, i am calm today. is this the calm before the storm? >> first of all, merry christmas, brian. >> merry christmas, john. >> it is possible that it's the calm before the storm if by storm, you mean a flurry of last minute deal making. a senate democratic leadership aide told me that there's still a 50/50 chance we will get a deal before january 1st, but that's the only optimistic voice i've heard today. a senior white house official told me that when i asked is there any signs of holiday progress, you know the president said go home, members of congress should go drink an eggnog and hang with their family and come back in a better mood. one word answer, no. no signs of progress and the republican leadership aide in the senate, mitch mcconnell is going to be crucial to a potential last minute breakthrough. we haven't heard anything from the democrats. so at this moment, we're at a stalemate but things can come together quickly if people start to get desperate and
NBC
Dec 30, 2012 11:30pm EST
the last day? >> if we do go off the fiscal cliff, congress would be more likely to make a deal. members could claim they are cutting taxes. >> thank you. if america does fall off the fiscal cliff on the first of the year, maryland would be hit hard. hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs lost. >> we have a lot of federal workers and businesses that rely on the federal government. many are watching the negotiations closely. if partisan politics prevail and they cannot reach a deal, americans in maryland will burden will -- will be burdened. legislativent of observances had a report about what the impact would be. if we fall off the fiscal cliff. maryland will lose $178 million in funding next year. economists say to make up for it, the state will have to make cuts. >> it will be a challenge to make the ends meet. >> the greater economic impact could be huge hit in sales and income revenue. the state would lose about $268 million in 2013 and another million in 2014. >> small business innovation. these are tied up in those revenues. >> the already struggling job market would take a hit. >> the 53,000 -- the 53,000
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 9:30pm EST
regarding the fiscal cliff today. harry reid followed by johnson -- john thune. >> thank you. i was gratified to hear the cuts are off the table. they should never have been on the table to begin with. there is still significant difference between the two sides. negotiations continue. we intend to continue negotiations. we will come in at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. we will have further announcements. i hope so. >> next, talking about the fiscal cliff. john thune. >> thank you for the update. midafternoon today, senator john thune spoke with reporters on where things stand on the fiscal cliff. >> where do things stand as far as a republican deal? >> republicans advanced a proposal last night and you heard senator mcconnell talk about it on the floor. we're still waiting for a counteroffer. there was an indication we would receive the by 10:00 this morning, but discussions still continue. senator mcconnell and vice president joe biden are continuing to discuss this and we think there still could be a path forward. democrats have come out and made a huge deal out of changing this and
CNN
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
more over time. >> we're talking about international. how's the fiscal cliff doing in terms of internet searches? >> not as many compelling searches about the fiscal cliff. >> happy new year. >> thank you. appreciate it. >> that's how we become famous, make a compelling fiscal cliff video. gangnam style. >> ahead on "starting point," a health scare for hillary clinton. the secretary of state is in the hospital being treated for a blood clot. the latest on her condition in a moment. >> and 16 hours and counting until the fiscal cliff free fall. can they possibly get something done? sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. [ dog barking ] ♪ [ female announcer ] life is full of little tests, but your ba
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
, same to you, melissa. >> for more on the fiscal cliff negotiations i am joined now by democratic strategist richard goodstein and republican strategist terry holt. thank you both for being here. >> sure. >> hi, melissa. >> terry, let's start with you. what do you think is going on behind closed doors right now on capitol hill? >> i think i'm still talking about the "meet the press" interview by the president this morning. you know, the american people elected president obama to lead, but he spent most of the morning today playing the blame game, and i say let's get the blame game over with and start talking about solutions for the american people because, you know, every -- every dollar you take, you can take every dollar from every rich person in america and still not balance this nation's budget. until we start talking about real spending cuts and structural reform to the entitlement programs, we're going to go broke. we'll go the way of greece, and the president hasn't moved off that. he's still playing politics with these issues, and frankly i think most of us now don't care who gets the blame. we're concerned about our economy and about our paychecks
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
. happy new year. >> you bet. >> that's all the time we have left for the special fiscal cliff edition of hannity. thanks for being with us. let not your heart be troubled because the news continues and greta is standing by to go live on the record. greta, take it away. >> this is a fox news alert. an emergency meeting tomorrow at the white house. president barack obama, speaker of the house john boehner, house minority leader nancy pelosi, harry reid and mitch mcconnell. can they make a deal or can they do their jobs or is this just more political drama? >> we want an agreement. >> the count down is midnight. the start of a new year. >> we are going over the cliff because frankly i believe it's what the president wants. >> the american people are waiting for the ball to drop, but it's not going to be a good drop. >> but we have no takers. >> every republican, every democrat ought to be here. >> the phone never raining. >> they should negotiate a plan. they shouldn't have the mine are in plan, they should have the biglan. >> here we are five days from the new year, and we might finally start talking. >> the
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm EST
. don't we've been trying to answer your questions on the fiscal cliff and getting help with that task is linda, the president of tax masters in rockville. linda, thanks for joining us. you have been following our facebook page. we've been asking our viewers to write questions or ask questions about the fiscal cliff. what are some of our viewers asking? >> they're asking very normal questions, like how would it affect their family with a limited income and a couple of chirp. i had to tell them it affects them quite a bit. if you have children under 17 you are immediately going to lose $500 for each child. >> that's a big hit. >> sts. the young couple with two children, that's $1,000 their taxes will go up on top of the 2% for their salary. >> is there anything people can do to protect themselves in advance of the fiscal cliff happening? the president came out and said he was still mildly optimistic. but if the isn't and the senate can't reach a deal, what could people possibly do? >> contact their congressman. >> short of that is there anything people can do? increase their withholding on their paycheck? what could people possibly do? it's all going to ha
CBS
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
fiscal cliff deadline is looming and senate leaders are trying to avert so the- called fiscal cliff. president obama says there is still time to reach an agreement, but he chastised lawmakers for waiting until the last minute. >> we're now at the point where in just a couple of days, the law says that every american's tax rates are going up. every american's paycheck will get a lot smaller. that would be the wrong thing to do for our economy. >> divided government is a good time to solve hard problems. in the next few days, leaders in washington have an important responsibility to work together to do just that. >> congressional leaders could present legislation to senators as early as tomorrow with a vote possible on sunday or monday. >>> coming up on 9 news -- ♪ [music] ♪ a local music legend dies. we'll have a look back at the career of mike aldredge. >>> welcome back, everybody. local blue grass music legend mike aldredch has died of cancer. he would have been 74 tomorrow. ♪ [music] ♪ he was a founding member of the group "the seldom seen." he also toured with performers
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00pm EST
on the program. >> thank you for having me. >> and acted on the fiscal cliff on this morning's washington journal. it is about 40 minutes -- an update on the fiscal cliff on this morning's boston to journal. it is about 40 minutes. >> one of the articles in this morning's wall street journal had the headline, a payroll tax is likely. expires on monday. the idea of extending the tax breaks has dropped out of your and negotiations between the white house and congress over how to avoid the fiscal cliff. $500 billion in combined tax increases and spending cuts set to begin next week. if we go over the cliff, how will the payroll tax cut the effective? >> thank you for having me. the payroll tax is one of the components of the fiscal cliff. as the article points out, most of the discussions and plants have not involved in extending that to read what that means is, the first paycheck in january, federal withholding for social security will increase and take- home pay will drop by about 2%. host: from what you have seen and heard of the negotiations going on back and forth between the
PBS
Dec 26, 2012 4:30pm PST
disappointing retail numbers, and more worries about getting a fiscal cliff deal in time. we'll have more on that in a moment. the dow fell almost 25 points, the nasdaq lost 22, and the s&p off six points. but more good news about housing today: home prices posted their best year-over-year growth since 2010. the closely watched s&p case- schiller index rose 4.3%, in october, beating expectations. looking at month over month performance, the 20 city index fell 0.1% from september to october. still, s&p is optimistic about housing activity in the new year. >> 2013 should be a good year for housing, we're going into the year with a whole lot of momentum, we've seen very strong housing starts, very strong construction in 2012 but even with that strength construction is still way below where it should be and we have a lot of lost ground to make up. >> susie: david blitzer also expects home prices to continue to improve through the end of next year, and he bieves that rebound in prices will help he u.s. economic recovery. still ahead, the outlook for stocks in 2013, we're joined by wayne kaufman,
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
president obama will address the nation at 4:45. we'll get a statement about the fiscal cliff negotiations. we'll bring that to you on the fox business network. everybody. dan, rich and rick, thanks very much for joining us. we have to talk about stocks which got thrashed after word president obama was putting no new fiscal cliff proposal on the table. with the u.s. closer to diving off the cliff than ever, monday is shaping up to be a pivotal day for the markets. should you, should an investor look for their emergency parachute, or should you stick this thing out? joining us right now, jonathan hoenig, portfolio manager at capitalist pig.com. spencer patton, chief investment officer at steel vine investments. jonathan, i have no choice but to stick it out. i'm a poor slob with a 401(k). so what do i do? i stick it out, right? >> well, what the president is putting you through, adam, what harry reid is putting you through, harry reid thinks the next 20 four hours are important? you're supposed to as investor be thinking long term. to leave this down to the last minute like this is cruel and is a distic to investors. one of the reasons you saw the tremendous drop today. you mentioned m
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 9:00am PST
wouldd. >> yes over the fiscal cliff. >> yes. >> roon? >> a small deal and the rest will go over the cliff. >> you heard it here. thank you very much for joining us. >> great to be here. all eyes are on the senate to come up with a deal the house can pass. coming up. chris wallace sits down with two senators. republican lindsay graham and diane feinstein to see if there is time for a deal. >> national hockey league does making a new offer to the players in hopes of breaking the stale mate. it was presented to the players on the thursday . players and owners have not discussed the lock out. and nhl season is cancemed through the franth. they had said they don't want a season with fewir than 48. >> fbi and marilyn monroe . was there a link between the movie star and communist party. correspondant ixplains what new documents were released and say about the late actress. >> the fbi released new information about actress marilyn monroe. they were monitoring for ties to communist. >> she had a lot of high profile friends and under media scrut ninny . some of these people were possibly connected to the communist party. they focu
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 1:00pm PST
elements, we appreciate it. thank you. still to come, after the fiscal cliff, the hangover. what will it feel like the day after? up next though, arming teachers to protect students, we are going to talk to arizona's attorney general who has a plan under way to do just that. you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ sniffs ] i have a cold. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new v
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm EST
be talking about this for weeks, months. >> thank you. >>> despite the uncertainty over the fiscal cliff stocks rallied this year. that could change on wednesday depending on what happens tomorrow. the dow is up 166 to 13,104. >>> while there is still no deal on the fiscal cliff lawmakers reached an agreement to keep milk prices from going up. we are waiting on the house to vote on it. if they don't do it before midnight it defaults back to a 1949 statute. the government would be forced to buy milk at twice today's price. >>> the united states hit its debt limit today, borrowing $16.4 trillion. the treasury department is taking measures to buy time till february. after that the treasury will not be able to pay bills in full and own time setting the stage for another fight on capitol hill. >>> sad new year's eve for a family and the entire prince william county police departmentarve an officer a-- department after an officer was killed. >> reporter: chris yung was on his way to a call when this crash happened. >> really sad. and really hard for our families. the kids played together
CNBC
Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm EST
with the fiscal cliff, it has something to do with the secretary of state's job. >> you would think so. >> reporter: but we don't know. >> eamon, thank you. more developments as they become available to us, and while the leaders in washington do try to tackle the fiscal cliff, at least the democratic leader in the senate has no problem placing the blame on one particular person when it comes to not getting anything done. senate majority leader harry reid had this to say on the senate floor yesterday. >> months and months of talks between the president and boehner, both times boehner could not deliver because they refuse because of grover norquist to allow any tax revenues whatsoever. they cannot cross over the threshold that has been built by grover norquist. >> grover norquist joins us now exclusively here on cnbc. grover, we just heard you are the target of those comments, but did harry reid get it wrong, because i thought that your organization actually gave its blessing to boehner's plan "b." >> reid has it wrong on a number of levels. the first, of course, is that the pledge that many congressmen and senators have made to oppose tax
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 11:30am PST
american. that's the fiscal cliff. we reach the brink in two days. let's go live now to dana bash on capitol hill. because of news of a setback. dana, what do we know? >> that's right. we got this word from democratic sources about a half an hour ago. maybe a little bit more. that they consider a major setback to be going on right now. a poison pill, something that the republicans offered last night and democrats rejected today. it's called technically chain cpi, the buzz word for it. what it means for real people and real terms, would be that social security recipients would see smaller checks on a monthly basis and that's why democrats are saying that this is a nonstarter. the president did propose this to the house speakers as part of a larger deal. he even talked about it again this morning on nbc, the president. but democrats are saying that they simply do not see this in this miner, smaller mini deal. they don't want to deal with the entitlement issue at all until a later date when they can deal with it in a broad sense. here's an example of what we heard a half hour ago from t
CW
Dec 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
and dry. so have a great weekend. >> thanks brian, you too. fiscal cliff is no concern for these consumers. whether they are driving a truckload of cash or a cool ride. ,,,,,, hey, dad. i love boleros. share what moves you. go, go, go-- yes ! you've got to get one of these. share a great performance. what are you doing ? this tools app is awesome. share the perfect plan. that is awesome. i'm gonna be right back. share everything. this holiday, get verizon's share everything plan. unlimited talk, text, and shareable data across your family's devices. all in one plan. get a spectrum 2 by lg for $49.99 >> eyewitness news is brought to you by nissan. >> tonight, toyota is a step closer to paying a billion dollars legal settlement. a district judge has given preliminary approval to this class action lawsuit. 14million cars were recalled worldwide. final approval of the settlement is not expected until june. >>> when it comes to cars, have you noticed anything different on the roads? well cbs5 reporter joe vasquez shows us luxury is a popular ride. >> latest attributes is an all wheel
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
looming fiscal cliff is forcing president obama to cut short his christmas vacation. the deadline is only six days away. the president plans to leave hawaii today and head back to washington to meet with lawmakers. where heed he and his wife, michelle, spent christmas visiting u.s. troops and their families in hawaii. to beat the january 1st deadline senate majority leader harry reid is said to be crafting his own fiscal package. it would extend the bush era tax cuts for households making less than $250,000, extend long-term unemployment, short-term spending cuts, and make a scheduled drop in medicare reimbursement to doctors. house speaker john boehner said they've had no communication with senator reid. >>> the exconwho ambushed and killed two volunteer firefighters in upstate new york may have murdered his sister. her body was found yesterday, and police say william spamglor had the same kind of military rifle used in the connecticut school massacre. he left behind a chilling note. >> reporter: the christmas eve fire in western new york burned seven homes to the ground, but police
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
its own plan to encourage lawmakers to reach a "fiscal cliff" compromise. the coffee giant surging employees in some of its 120 washington area shops to write the words, come together on cups of java. let's send it back to you. >> thank you. >>> looks like shoppers just weren't in the holiday spirit this year. >> holiday sales growth was the weakest since 2008. one report put the increase at 0.7%. that's far below analysts' predictions of 3 to 4%. experts blamed superstorm sandy and the looming "fiscal cliff" for disrupting shopping. back to you. >> thank you, erica ferrari in new york. >>> and -- >> and -- >> go ahead. >>> holiday sales grew at a weak pace, weakest in four years. mastercard reports the sales in the two months before increased just .7% over last year. >>> new evidence that the bay area job market is in recovery mode right now. a new check of the numbers finds the boom that began in the silicon valley tech sector is broaden. the "oakland tribune" found construction was the fastest growing industry in the bay area just over the last year and there's also growth in retail, wholesale trade, manufacturing, and hospitality businesses. >>> college graduates are struggling to find jobs in their chosen career pat
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 11:00am PST
go before the fiscal cliff strikes. >> all right. always a pleasure. thank you, sir. >> good to be with you. >>> major break today in negotiations between dock workers and port operators puts off at least for now a port strike that would have shut down nearly all shipping traffic along the east and gulf coast. a federal mediator says that the union and group representing the shipping lines agreed to a 30-day contract extension narrowly averting the sunday strike deadline. business groups warn that the economic impact of such a work stoppage is disaster. joining me is nbc's ron mott. for folks not following the story, how did we get here? >> reporter: folks haven't because they're paying attention to the fiscal cliff. this was lurking in the shadows and today moved the ball down the field for 30 days and may be talking about a strike again in 30 days but the big issue here was this so-called container royalty that the shipping companies pay to the union members who actually the guys and men and women offloading the big ships and the containers with things like tvs and shoes and clot
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm EST
any hope of averting the fiscal cliff. shibani? shibani: thanks very much, rich. we're also learning house speaker bain are is not in fact returning to the capitol. leaving the ball in the senate's court. if we do get any sort of statement out of any senators that were involved we'll of course bring that to you. david: well the president is always talking about math and it is just a matter of simple math things don't add up. well, he is right. increase of expenditures in his administration has gone up 25% from his predecessor. if we can put up the figure, the full screen that we have showing that. in 2008 we spent about $2983 -- $2.98 trillion. that went up as you can see in the next year primarily because of the extra spending with the stimulus program but it didn't really slow down. it just kept up at the increased level. how is the president going to get the money to fund his new spending? that's a question that our next guest has been thinking long and hard about. he is thomas fanning, chairman, ceo and president of southern company. he is one of the energy giants in the country,
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 3:00pm PST
themselves to the fact that if we do go over the fiscal cliff, this is just the start of a long set of unpleasant negotiations. good to see you, gentlemen. >> thank you. >>> coming up, with just under 30 hours to go before the country goes over the fiscal cliff, we'll talk to senator bernie sanders of vermont. where he thinks we're going next. >>> and coming up, david gregory's interview with president obama on "meet the press." our special coverage will continue after this. ♪ [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, request your free decision guide. call or go onli
CNN
Jan 1, 2013 1:00pm PST
latest and all of the updates on the fiscal cliff. wolf? >>> deb, thanks very much. happening now, a fiscal cliff hanger. the senate bipartisan bill faces a very uncertain future in the republican-led house. >> our speaker has said, when senate acts, we will have a vote in the house. that is what he said. that is what we he can be pekt. that is what the american people deserve. >> but is a sudden rift in the republican leadership putting it all in jeopardy? >> also, we're breaking down the deal on the table right now. we're going to show you how it impacts view your bottom line. >>> and what about the secretary of state? her dangerous blood clot. what could that mean for hillary clinton and her political future? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." right now we're following breaking news. all eyes are in the house of representatives where lawmakers are weighing the future of a bill that's now effectively a fiscal cliff fix. no vote has been scheduled on the bill that the senate passed in the middle of the night after steep tax cuts and spending cuts kicked in. speaker jo
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
fiscal cliff is linda, president of taxmasters in rockville. linda, thank you. >> we're all concerned about the fiscal cliff. our minds are preoccupied. first question what will the average taxpayer see if, in fact, we go over the fiscal cliff? >> everybody starting in january who makes under $110,000 will lose immediately 2% of this auto paycheck. >> that's a lot. so aperson making $75,000, family of four, how much of a difference will that make do you think in their typical paycheck? >> it could be somewhere between $40 and 60, depending on their benefits that they get. but for a normal family it could be maybe $2,000 a year or more just because they're going to lose the deduction for children. >> is there anything people can do at this point in anticipation of the fiscal cliff to shelter themselves from a hit like that? >> oh my goodness, if we just knew what was going to happen, there are a couple of things maybe. i mean, you might want to shift some income to this year, but you don't have much time to do it, unless you sold some stocks at a gain. >> what are some of the other con
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 4:00am PST
. >>> and americans fearful of higher taxes as part of the january 1st fiscal cliff deadline may see another hit to their wallets, thanks to what is being called the dairy cliff. milk prices could double to a whopping $8 a gallon. if congress doesn't pass an extension to the u.s. farm bill and everything from your favorite treats at the grocery store to the nation's dairy farmers can be affected. our affiliate in nashville spoke to one farm about this. >> i'm 54 years old and i'm one of the youngest dairy farmers in the state. everything has to be washed, sterilized. >> reporter: to understand that -- >> get up, come on. >> reporter: you must first understand this. >> i was born into it and grew up doing it. >> reporter: his grandfather once owned cumberland meadows daro. >> we are farmers and this is our family farm. >> reporter: bob is out here at 4:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day. >> they like the radio. that's why it's on. >> reporter: he works harder in a 12-hour span than most of us work in a lifetime. so, you can imagine why he thinks it's utterly ridiculous that congress can't work together to help him out. >> i don
FOX
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm PST
. >> thank you. >>> with all of the focus on the fiscal cliff, a new bill to prevent the so-called dairy cliff is also in play today. the house is expected to vote on a one-year extension of the expiring u.s. farm bill. leaders from the house and senate agricultural committees have already agreed to the bill. if it's not passed, milk prices could double up to $8 a gallon. >>> a number of new laws are ahead for the new year, including one in alameda county that claims to keep plastic bags out of the hands of shoppers. new at noon, brian flores is live with a new bag ban and reaction from residents and a store manager. >> reporter: hi, david. plastic bags could be a thing of the past. starting tomorrow, shoppers are urged to bring in their own reusable bags or will be charged for each paper bag they use. >> happy new year. >> reporter: with the new year comes new laws for shoppers in alameda county. starting tomorrow, customers will need to bring in their own reusable bag. or if they forget, they will need to shell out 10 cents per bag. >> i don't think it will hurt my pocketbook. ho
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm EST
fiscal cliff will get underway tomorrow. president obama spent the day in hawaii thanking the troops for their service. time is running out and so far, lawmakers have struggled to find a compromise. >> then they say go back to the table, not your own table, but the table in washington because middle class people shouldn't have their income go up an average of $2,000 a year. >> some experts say a smaller simpler deal that delays the toughest issues could get us over the fiscal cliff gently. >>> starbucks is taking a stand on the fiscal cliff. the chain's ceo is asking stores to write "come together" on the coffee cups they sell tomorrow. starbucks says workers are not required to write the message though. >>> there is a positive sign for the economy that housing is rebounding. home prices were up more than 4% in october compared to a year ago. that's the biggest percentage gain in more than two years. despite increase home price are still down 29% from the peak in june of 2006. >>> it's become as much of a seasonal shopping tradition as black friday, the day people return gifts and lo
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 10:00am PST
coming back in. we keep talking about the so-called fiscal cliff. there are consequences for inaction if that countdown clock gets to zero and there's no deal and no deal has been reached. >> jonathan, thank you. to your point, it's remarkable to me that what we're debating is exactly what we were debating six months ago. it's not as though something has happened recently. this is the debate we've been having or the debate we haven't been having making it all the more remarkable that we have a countdown clock for it. thank you. >> that's right. >> a deal on the fiscal cliff may be at hand, but there's still a lot to do, and not a lot of time to do it. delaware democratic senator chris kuhns. thank you for taking the time. i want to talk about something first that your colleague tom hashi harken said on the senate floor. let's come back and talk about it. >> it looks like all of the taxes will be made permanent, but all of the other things that the middle class and america really depends on. one year or two years at the most, but the tax system is made permanent. well, i just think that's grossly unfair. grossly unfair. as i have said before, no deal is better than a bad deal, and this looks l
FOX
Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
news. >> that is nice, thanks, alex. >>> on capitol hill the debate over the fiscal cliff continues to strike a partisan tone with only days left before the deadline. on the senate floor today harry reid blasted john john boehner, accusing him of inaction, he called on him to round up his colleagues so a deal can be reached. >> john boehner seemed to care more about keeping his speaker s hip than keeping the nation on firm footing. >> a speaker for him said he should legitimate more and talk less about that. major tax cuts will hit by then, the president cut short his vacation in hawaii to resume negotiations. >>> a new survey shows u.s. consumer confidence tumbled as the fiscal cliff nears, the consumer confidence index fell to 65 in december, the lowest level since august, last month it was at 71.5. economists say the decline is due to fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week. barkley is considering a plan to change the face of downtown with the first high rise in that city in 40 years, a los angeles real estate group today submitted and
FOX Business
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm EST
the road. thank you both very much. >> thank you. tom: coming up, forget the fiscal cliff. you are also facing the dairy cliff. yes. if congress does n move fast, you're going to get note that the supermarket, and you're going to pay a lot more fr that milk and cheese . hurricanes and the victims need help. waington is using the storm to pay for things like alaskan fisheries and new cars for bureaucrats. this one is going to drive you nuts. ♪ [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long la
PBS
Dec 26, 2012 6:30pm PST
. thanks a lot >> susie: the fiscal cliff isn't the only drama playing out for the u.s. economy: there's also the "container cliff". 14 ports along the u.s. east and gulf coasts are at risk of closing if longshoremen and the international maritime alliance cannot reach a deal by saturday. federal mediators have been called in to help with last minute negotiations. at the heart of the dispute: container royalties. those fees charged to shippers were implemented in the 1960s to help dock workers displaced by technology. the maritime alliance wants the royalties capped. earlier this month a port strike in southern california, cost an estimated $1 billion a day. netflix is blaming problems at its web service provider, amazon for a server outage that took down its streaming video service on christmas eve and into christmas day. netflix says it worked through the night with engineers at amazon to get the service back up and running. netflix shares rebounded today, rising almost 2%, while amazon shares fell nearly 4%. >> susie: amazon was just one of many stocks in the red today. as we mentione
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
: coming up, forget the fiscal cliff. you are also facing the dairy cliff. yes. if congress does not move fast, you're going to get note that the supermarket, and you're going to pay a lot more for that milk and cheese . hurricanes and the victims need help. washington is using the storm to pay for things like alaskan fisheries and new cars for bureaucrats. this one is going to drive you nuts. ♪ progressive claims. this is flo. i need you. i feel so alone. but you're not alone. i knew you'd come. like i could stay away. you know i can't do this without you. you'll never have to. you're always there for me. shh! i'll get you a rental car. i could also use an umbrella. fall in love with progressive's claims service. ♪ tom: the senate just passing the $60 billion hurricane s&p relief bill in the last hour. now heads to the house for a possible weekend vote. the senate passing is good news for the victims of sandy, but the bill is also packed with projects that have nothing to do with the storm, like a new roof for the smithsonian museum. i'm sure there would like a new roof, but thi
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
, forget the fiscal cliff. you are also facing the dairy cliff. yes. if congress does not move fast, you're going to get note that the supermarket, and you're going to pay a lot more for that milk and cheese . hurricanes and the victims need help. washington is using the storm to pay for things like alaskan fisheries and newcars for bureaucrats. this one is going to drive you nuts. ♪ ♪ tom: the senate just passing the $60 billion hurricane s&p relief bill in the last hour. now heads to the houseor a possible weekend vote. the senate passing is good news for the victims of sandy, but the bill is also packed with projects that have nothing to do with the storm, like a new roof for the smithsonian museum. i'm sure there would like a new roof, but this is supposed to be for hurricane victims. millions for tree plantings and towns which sandy did not even pass, let alone damaged. my next guest says that is why they should have voted against it. american majority action spokesman, i just saw your tweet. you're talking about, what was it, $200 million for alaskan fisheries. you said, w
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
way the cuts will ever happen. bret >> bret: thank you. the fiscal cliff not the only thing that congress is dealing with. fox news learned the house plans to split the superstorm sandy aide bill to two parts. giving the lawmakers opposed to a large bill the ability to vote against it and vote on the other part so they don't appear unwilling to help storm victims. the base would provide immediate funding to those affected by the october storm that devastated new york and new jersey coastlines. meanwhile, republicans are still meeting up on capitol hill. we have a live camera outside of that meeting. they are, the camera just shooting in and out there. they are meeting and those are the microphones they may come and talk to reporters after they finish that conference meeting. we are just getting word of something that perhaps is happening behind those doors. senior g.o.p. leadership aide is telling fox that the speaker presented his members two options. the first would be to make an amendment to the senate bill that would add a package of spending cuts. the whip, majority whip wou
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am PST
entire fiscal cliff situation. >> major garrett, thank you very much. >>> republican senator bob corker of tennessee has offered proposals in recent weeks to break the stalemate in congress. senator, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning, jeff good to be with you. >> are we going over the cliff? >> well it depends on what that means. i think 98% of the people in our country can be assured that at some point over the next short period of time, their income taxes are going to be the same but this congress as you know has been more prepared than any to deal with the big issues our nation faces and what you're seeing is a lack of courage to deal with the spending issues. unfortunately, you know today the average american doesn't realize that there's 40% of government services that they're not paying for. only one-third of medicare is paid for by those people who actually use it and because there's been this charade going on, where the left and right basically have conspired together to shield the american people from the true cost of government, we really don't have any cons
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 1:00am PST
. happy new year. >> you bet. >> that's all the time we have left for the special fiscal cliff edition of hannity. thanks for being with us. let not your heart be troubled because the news continues and greta is standing by to go live on the record. greta, take it away.illy. the factor. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >> the o'reilly factor is on. tonight. >> this is something within our capacity to solve. call me a hopeless optimist but i still think we can get it done. >> as the nation comes closer to the edge the chances of a fiscal cliff deal begin to doom. what will it mean for you? >> the administration essentially enacting legislation on its own through you regulation. a lot of them i think are illegal and unconstitutional. >> barack obama ramping up plans for a second term despite harsh criticism from opponents. what can we expect in the next four years? >> from the moment we met ben outside of st. peter's, russia, we fell in love. >> and tensions escalate between the u.s. and russia after putin tells americans he won't let them adopt russian children. could this be the start of a new c
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm PST
producer who is on all things for us, fiscal cliff and otherwise. chad, thanks for being here. i guess the republicans in the house side are saying we don't have anything. that this is just vice president biden and senator mcconnell and until we do it is great to read all these stories but there is no deal. >> that has always been one of the concerns here that getting buy-in from the house republicans will be hard because they always wanted spending cuts and always wanted to do something perhaps with the see questions it teresa a top aide to a house majority leader, eric cantor says we have no paper so there is nothing to sign off on. interesting to watch the dynamic. if this gets through the senate and moves to the house of representatives because the house democrats there are not going to want to care relationship all of the water on this. the house republicans are in charge in the house of representatives. and there is still some selling as you say that has to be done to senate democrats. i'm told by a spokesman to mitch mcconnell, don stewart told me that biden will probably
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am PST
colonel jack jacobs and msnbc analyst. thank you. >>> while the fiscal cliff has reigning in, some are it's report that had contributions of up 63% for the first nine months. the reason donors are concerned that a fiscal cliff deal could limit the tax deduction on charitable giving in the future. >> good day to you. is that the reason? i think people are worried they won't know what the deduction listen next we're, so front-loading the deduction this year. hopefully it's my wish they don't reduce it at all. >> let's look at some of the numbers. each year 300 billion is given to charity and claim about 50 billion a year in tax deductions. so when you look at some of the numbers, a person making about $too,000, they can deduct 35%. if that were to go down to 28%, how much do you think that would impact giving? >> you know, the estimate is anywhere between 1 and 30 billi billion, depending on how the deduction goes, and even if it's eliminated. it's hard to predict. one of the important things is this deduction han in place since 1917, and no one has ever touched it before. so we have no
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 11:35pm EST
, morris, out of nowhere. >> unbelievable, thank you. we will have continuing coverage tomorrow. it will be everything redskins. there was another showdown that was happening today. it involved the fiscal cliff. democrats and republicans wrangling over last-minute legislation. cutsx increases and budget into effect on january 1. the clock is ticking and negotiations are ongoing. point, democrats and republicans remain at odds. >> regardless of differences, our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle- class families do not go up. we can get that done. >> president obama called for there wasaction, but senate tonight. >> we will be here at 11:00 tomorrow morning. we will have further announcements. >> mitch mcconnell, a frustrated progress,ack of called the vice president for help. >> there is no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point. a sticking point appears to be a and interest or the to close the deal. >> if congress does not act soon, drastic cuts will go into effect and taxes go up for everyone. more than $3,400 for the average american family. >> sig
FOX Business
Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm EST
can agree on is to get a sound bite about the fiscal cliff. gerri: we agree to disagree, am i right? >> would definitely agree torand disagree. gerri: thank you for coming on. when we come back, the results of the study showing waste, fraud and abuse in the nation's skies. and ibm getting flack from making major changes to the retirement program thawhat cost to employees? could your employer play fast could your employer play fast one on you too? when some people struggle with their mortgage payments, they become frozen, petrified. not knowing what to do, they do nothing, but the people who do something, the people who take action, are far more likely to get the most positive outcome. making home affordable is a free government program. call now to talk one on one with a housing expert about the options that are right for you. real help, real answers right now. announcer: it's timothy green's first day at school. what's in there? he's about to fall over. just anything he might need. there's a box of tissues on the bottom and some band-aids; there's a whole first-aid kit, actually. mom, i can handle it from here. announcer: you don't have to b
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 12:00am EST
eastern seaboard could shut down in the next four days. as we speed toward the fiscal cliff, that is the last thing businesses nationwide need to threaten their bottom lines. here to explain what is at stake, jonathan gold, vice president of the national retail federation. thanks for joining us. last time we faced something like this, 2002, it took six months for u.s. economy to recover. the ports on the west coast were only closed for 10 is that accurate? >> adam, thanks very much for having me on. yes, the last time we had coast wide shut down was 2002. there was 10-day lockout. took six months to recover from. most economists say that lockout cost the u.s. economy about a billion dollars a day. adam: the number is anywhere 14 to 15,000 longshoremen essentially from portland, maine, down to houston. what does that mean to the u.s. economy? seems we're talking about far more ports than we were in 2002? >> correct, it could be a fairly significant hit on the u.s. economy. everybody who relies on ports, importers, exporters, manufacturers,armers, agricultural exporters, trucking companies, all these industries rely on ports to move the nation's commerce. if the ports shut down, that means nothing moves in or out and essentially that will impact the economy. adam: s
FOX Business
Dec 24, 2012 9:00pm EST
, thank you.l gerri: it is fiscal cliff season and christmas season but also oscar season with some of the mostd critically acclaimed fils of the year and moviegoers flocked to the best of the best. and some films few actually go to even of atar for the upggest hollywood. those stars make up the top five most overpaid actors. number five, jack black. i love jackst black.late his latest film earned only $7 million. for every dollar he was paid his film returned only about $5. not good enough, sorry. number four, sandra bullock. her film sent her oscar-winningc role in "the blind side" have all been flopped at the box office.n. number three, reese witherspoon. apparently she makes bad decisions about which films she does.la her last two including the unheard-of film "the means war" all bombed. for every dollar she is paid to film returned less than $4. number two, emmy winner catherine hagel. her first film was her huge success, but her last movie "one for the money" only earned $37 million, it costs $40 million to make. and number one, eddie murphy. his last film supposed to bewo e come
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 8:00pm PST
the fiscal cliff, individuals will see taxes go up by $2,000, there is a lot of pressure on congress and white house to take action. that pleasure is playing a huge role. >> kristen welker and kelly o'donnell, thank you, both. we continue our breaking coverage of fiscal cliff talks and what appears to he about a last-minute break through when we come back. please stay with us. ♪ [ male announcer ] why do more emergency workers everywhere trust duracell...?? duralock power preserve. locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. now...guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. [ ship horn blows ] no, no, no! stop! humans. one day we're coming up with the theory of relativity, the next... not so much. but that's okay -- you're covered with great ideas like optional bette
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 4:00am PST
-cliff type episodes. another debt ceiling debate coming up early part of next year, as well. >> yes, we do. >> i hope we can get leadership. >> okay, thanks, dylan glenn, thanks so much. >>> so what could the fiscal cliff mean for wall street and your retirement fund? i'm going to ask independent new york stock exchange trader in about one hour from now. >>> all right. let's switch gears here. because after newtown, gun buybacks are making headlines across the country. >>> and we're going to tell you how donors funded the biggest buyback ever in one connecticut town. i know. i'm will, and this is the nokia lumia 920 from at&t. it's got live tiles so all my stuff's always right there in real-time. it's like the ultimate personal assistant. but i'm me, and me needs handlers. so i hired todd to handle it for me. todd, gimme that hollywood news! what's happening on twitter? you're trending! yes! you can't have a todd, but you can have your own personal assistant. i guess you could call it todd. [ male announcer ] the new nokia lumia 920 with live tiles that deliver what you want in real time. only from at&t. rethink possible. i honestly loved smokin
FOX Business
Dec 24, 2012 3:00pm EST
think anybody in congress can agree on is to get a sound bite about the fiscal cliff. gerri: we agree to disagree, am i right? >> would definitely agree torand disagree. gerri: thank you for coming on. when we come back, the results of the study showing waste, fraud and abuse in the nation's skies. and ibm getting flack from making major changes to the retirement program that what cost to employees? could your employer play fast one on you too? i will dissect it all next. ♪ music body language-- without saying a word, it can tell you so much. like someone is having a stroke... know the sudden signs. learn f.a.s.t. f- face drooping a-arm weakness s- speech difficulty t- time, time to call 911 immediately. the sooner they get to the hospital, the sooner they'll get treatment, and that can make a remarkable difference in their recovery. learn the body language, the sudden signs, and spot a stroke f.a.s.t. ♪ gerri: there is th sto gerri: there is a story there is not getting a lot of attention today that you need to hear about, particularly if you care about your retirement. ibm overhauling its retirement program. instead of contributing to its employees 401(k) over t
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
votes. votes. that is does 30 as we get mighty close to the fiscal cliff. harris? >> harris: mike emanuel thank you very much. more coming up on the get-together tomorrow at the white house whether it will be or not to try to work out a solution. that is coming up at the bottom of the hour. >>> the stubborn winter storm sticking around across much of the nation's eastern half. the same weather system that slammed the south and dumped know snow on the midwest bringing misery to the northeast and new england. causing new trouble for post holiday travelers. an american airlines plane ended up stranded on a snow. >> tarmac in pittsburgh. just outside new york city a southwest jet got stuck in the mud after skidding off the runway. in some of the hardest hit area the roads are even worse. >> i lost count of number of cars in the ditch. a jackknifed tractor trailer and a horse trailer turned over. >> i have seen ten cars in an accident. i saw a lexus fly into the ditch. >> i wish people would slow down a little bit, you know. it is pretty slick. >> harris: the storm will go into the his tor the history b
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
president and key congressional leaders. >> thank you. if the fiscal cliff can be avoided there is another gigantic hurdle awaiting the lawmakers. >> they will hit the credit limit of $16.4 trillion on december 31. the nation thereafter can't pay the bills unless congress raises the limit. >> with a new congress in january we need to revisit an finally give ourselves the determination to solve not only our short-term debt but the long-term debt. >> they raised the debt limit 11 times in a decade. most recently in august 2011 after a bruising political fight. democrats accuse republicans of using the debt limit as political "leverage" to press for spending cuts. a point they tried to make with a jarring comparison. >> this is somewhat to taking your child hos tam and saying i'll shoot my child if you don't do what i want done. you don't want to shoot your child. no leader wants to default on the debt. >> they said there is breathing room and the treasury department will take extraordinary measures authorized by law. that will create head room under the debt limit. under normal circumstances
FOX Business
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
track of this for us. >> thanks, diane. >> that is the latest on the fiscal cliff negotiations in washington. we'll be back at top of the hour or break in anytime if we get more news. fox business will have live coverage tomorrow morning starting at 5:00 a.m., to focus how markets are reacting to all of this. i'm diane macedo. we'll return to our regular programing. >> this has been a fox business special report. we now return you to your regularly scheduled programing. >> that is a big problem. gerri: irony here is that these ant i wind groups are growing in number. u.s. 100 groups. u.k., 200. europe, 500. what is going on? >> this is part of the global backlash against the wind industry. what is fascinating to me, gerri, here is an industry very successful portraying itself as green. we produce green energy. green energy, reduce co2 emissions. when you look at countries around the world, australia, new zealand, huge backlash in ontario, we're seeing backlash against the large wind projects going in all over the place. gerri: new york, you have an interesting example there. >> ju
FOX Business
Dec 29, 2012 6:00am EST
brink of the fiscal cliff. a little hard to take him at his neck? that's my "two cents more". that's it for tonight "willis report." thank you for joining us. don't forget to tape the show. if you can't testify. have a great night moments ago, president obama saying he still has hope. >> i'm optimistic we may still be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time. senators reid and mcconnell are working on such anagreement as we speak. >> and as we speak, rich edson is live in washington with the very latest. >> well, it's up to the senate. staffers and a majority leader harry reid, minority leader mitch mcconnell are trying to negotiate a scaled-down debt deal to avoid some of the fiscal cliff and take other major decisions on taxes and spending to the future. again, in an afternoon white house meeting president obama pitch a debt plan he had outlined a week ago, prevent a tax increase for income of less than to an effective thousand dollars per year and extend long-term unemployment benefits. senate leaders are using that framework to try to craft a proposal to pass both houses of congress. aides say it woul
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 11:00am PST
. thank you. >> thank you. >>> are retail sales diving off the fiscal cliff? we'll talk about how the tax cut debate is impacting the recent christmas shopping economy. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost.. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. >>> senator mike crapo is apologizing for his drunk driving arrest. he said, quoetd, i'm deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance. i made a mistake for which i apologize to my family, my idaho con
NBC
Dec 26, 2012 6:30pm EST
chicago for us. thank you. >>> and it is the dreaded fiscal cliff that has the president heading home early tonight from his hawaiian christmas vacation. as some lawmakers are also heading back to washington. but with just six days to go, homes for a last-minute deal may be fading. nbc's kristin welker is with us tonight from honolulu. kristen. >> reporter: natalie, good evening. with president obama flying home this evening, the political rhetoric has already started, with republicans urging action in the senate, and with democrats calling on republicans to put middle class families first. the president and first lady spent part of their christmas visiting troops in honolulu. >> we want to say thank you. we love you. >> reporter: but now he heads back to a snowy washington, where the last hope for a deal to avert the fiscal cliff is the senate, which returns tomorrow. majority leader harry reid is devising a partial solution that could ease economic fears. >> if we go over in a chaotic fashion, where members of congress are deeply grid locked with no sign of coming together, then we'
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 4:00pm EST
fiscal cliff but on the debt ceiling, bill. >> thanks very much for the breaking news. we'll keep monitoring the situation. thanks, john harwood. a look now at financial sector and whether or not you should put your money in the banks. >> 12 months ago there was a lot of buzz about the regionals, but now it's the big banks that have done really, really well. we have the president and ceo at bell rock capital and jeffrey hart. welcome back. >> cassandra, how did we get that wrong, those saying was not a good environment for about the banks, 2012, low interest rates, you know, the low loan demand but yet the banks have done so well this year. why? >> well, it's time. time has been on banks' side. it took time for the real estate market to bottom and start to inch back up, and it took time for them to rebuild their capital positions and to let some of these problem loans work themselves out. that's still going on. not only did 2012 help but i think 2013 will be even better for them. >> i'm wondering, jeff, a lot of the headwinds that bill just mentioned, the regulatory environment an
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 2:00am PST
news alert. shy of the deadline the senate passed a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> that goes to the house for a vote. doug mcelway is live with what it all means. you have been up all night so have i, what do we have? >> little more than 2 hours after the deadline passed they passed a stopgap fiscal cliff bill that spares the vast majority of americans tax increases. it passed with broad bipartisan support the final vote was 89 yai's 8 nay's. they pent went to the floor to describe a flawed bill one of the best they could craft given the different priorities over the two parties for the last couple years. >> shouldn't be a model of how we do things but i think we can say we have done some good for the country. we have done some good for the country. we have taken care of the revenue side of this debate. >>> working through the night we have reached a deal with sen more mcconnell. i have said all along the most important priority was to pa protect the middle class families. >> it raises tax rates on incomes over 400,000 for individuals 450,000 for couples. it blocks the spending
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm PST
. >> thanks, if the president and congress are not able to avoid the fiscal cliff experts say people here in california will be hit especially hard because prop 30 voted into law in november will mean higher sales taxes and income taxes on the state's top earners. the fiscal cliff would add to that, hitting all americans with higher taxes. >> i don't know there is a word to describe how pissed the public is going to be, nobody going to be happy to see that happen. >> if taxes go up on everybody it is not going to be a happy time but i think that is inevitably what is going to happen. >> the tax policy center says the lowest income people will shrink over 3%, average owners 4% and top earns about six%, secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to return to work next week, a spokesman for her says she continues to recuperate at home and well resume her work schedule next week. doctors say she contracted a stomach virus and became dehydrated and fainted and hit her head and diagnosed with a concussion and has not been seen in public since. >>> the contra costa fire county district
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am EST
at presbyterian hospital this morning. thank you. >>> meanwhile the final day of fiscal cliff negotiations. hopes of reaching a wide-ranging deal to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts is all but gone. without a plan in place by midnight it will cost americans an additional $536 billion. spending would be reduced by $110 billion, and the cuts would be felt in all areas of the government. economists have warned that going over the cliff would cause a spike in unemployment and trigger another recession. this morning the senate reconvenes with the aim of reaching a smaller deal one that might spare millions of americans from paying higher taxes. danielle nottingham is in washington with the latest. dab yell, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell, vice president joe biden is now in on negotiations. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell reached out to him sunday night after talks with democrats stalled. but with just hours go until this deadline there are still obstacles standing in the way of even a watered down agreement. lawmakers left the capitol sunday nig
CW
Dec 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
for talks on the fiscal cliff. with just five days until the country tumbles into automatic tax hikes and spending cuts the president has scheduled a meeting. danielle nottingham on the efforts. >> reporter: top congressional leaders are expected to meet with president obama at the white house friday. this would be the group's first face to face meeting since november 16th and a last minute chance to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. if no deal is reached taxes will go up for nearly every american and harsh spending cuts will kick in on january 1st. senators reconvened on thursday with tension spilling over on to the floor. >> speaker boehner is unwilling to negotiate. there's nothing happening. >> the phone never rang and so now here we are five days from the new year and we might finally start talking. >> reporter: senate majority lyddite harry reid skewered house speaker john boehner, charging he's more interested in his leadership position than in bipartisan legislation. >> the speaker's number one goal is to get elected speaker on january 3rd. >> reporter: the two sides are
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 10:00am PST
, thanks for bog the show. >>> much of the impact from going over the fiscal cliff will be spread out over a period of months or even years. but millions will feel the effects as soon as the ball drops on january 1. payroll taxes will rise for 120 million working households. the federal law that extends unemployment benefits for 39 weeks will disappear leaving millions unable to file. doctors will see an immediate cut in medicare payments from the government. here to talk about this with us, jared bernstein who served as vice president biden's chief economist and now senior fellow the center of budget and policy orders. msnbc contributor. we thank you so much for coming on the show. mr. bernstein, i want to put up a graphic in terms of the literal impact going over the fiscal cliff. if you make $20,000 you will see tax hike of $412. if you are middle $, 40,000 to $65,000, average tax hike of fearly nearly $2,000 which is significant. is this being lost on the policymakers now? >> i think it is. i mean -- if you -- were really concerned about how middle income people are doing and howi
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
casualty of the fiscal cliff and that's me. >> there you go. >> thank you, thank you. so the senate won't vote tonight. house speaker john boehner says his side of the capitol can't solve this crisis. starting to look pretty hopeless in washington. maybe a member of the house can give us a reason to be optimistic. chris van hollen is a maryland democrat. there he is, congressman, do you believe we're going to go over this cliff, yes or no? >> i still think we have a 50/50 chance of averting the cliff. i thought the odds were a little higher this morning, but, look, obviously the clock is winding down. what we do know is negotiations are ongoing. there was a big road block earlier today with the so-called chain cpi issue, but that seems to have been put aside. so we'll have to see, but, again, the fundamental issue has been the same throughout this process which is that our republican colleagues are trying to do everything we can to prevent higher income individuals to pay a little bit more to reduce our deficit, and that's what's been going on for the last six months. that's what th
CNBC
Dec 31, 2012 1:00pm EST
, josh. >> thank, sue. >>> a special report on fiscal cliff negotiations that is in addition to our coverage all day awning on cnbc and cnbc.com. simon? >> hundred efs thousands of jobs are waiting for congress to act over the next few hours. who is in trouble? more "power lunch" in two minutes plus of course president obama speaking in about 12. this is cnbc. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, we believe the more you know, the better you trade. so we have ongoing webinars and interactive learning, plus, in-branch seminars at over 500 locations, where our dedicated support teams help you know more so your money can do more. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our teams have the information you want when you need it. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. sfls welcome back to "power lunch." one of the big barometers today on how the market feels about the ofds going over the fiscal cliff is the defense sector. the defense sector index today in fact back up near the highs after that report from john harwood that they may
FOX Business
Dec 30, 2012 4:00am EST
stopgap proposal, one to avoid the full impact of the fiscal cliff. it will allow congress to again take another crack at finding some way to deal with spending cuts and tax reform. gerri: stay with us, rich edson. thank you so much for that report. turning now to our guests. it's up to harry reid and mitch mcconnell, the two leaders in the senate. trying to craft something. how likely is it that there would be a bill that passed the senate and house? after all, that is the problem we have had a long. >> well, first, we have not en any details of this package. we are talking completel off-the-cuff, but we know will not be at 250. i think carrie reed has problems from new york like dianne feinein of california, and 250 will be a big pill to swallow. this is a fiscal cliff that we can have 50 days, 60 days down the road. it does not fix the problem if you ill have these taxes on $250,000 and above. as rich edson said, this is going to be another deadline in congress has to have. i think everyone needs to get comfortable with the fact that we are going to have these kinds of stopgap last-second deals. gerri: okay, let's get tyler in here too, are republican strategist. is there any common ground can be found
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 12:00pm PST
the president's plan then we can avoid the fiscal cliff. they won't allow a vote in the house on the president's proposal. we haven't had a vote on his plan. >> thank you, congressman for being here with us today. >> thank you. >>> coming up in our war room finger pointing is coming from all sides. these fiscal cliff negotiations. which side will likely face the bulk of the blame if there is no deal. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. citi price rewind. with a new project in mind, some how-to knowledge to give us an new years clutter is no match for someone with big ideas. edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make
FOX
Jan 1, 2013 4:25am EST
. >>> checking our top stories, a fiscal cliff deal has been reached. the senate just approving the teal in a vote of 89-8 just a few hours ago . in a race against the clock, senate leaders found a compromise. taxes will remain the same for middle income americans but they will increase for those individuals making more than $400,000 and for families making more than $450,000. >>> gay marriage is now legal in maryland. same-sex couples have been able to get marriage licenses in the free state for about three weeks but the new law didn't go into effect until the strike of midnight in the new year. dozens of same-sex wedding are scheduled for today including some at city hall in baltimore and a massive wedding event at the black walnut point inn. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton remains in a new york city hospital this morning. but doctors are optimistic that she will make a full recovery. she is being treated for a broad clot they found in her head. it is located in the vein between the brain and skull right behind her right ear. clinton is being treated with blood thinners to try t
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
traffic. traffic. >> thank you, jeff. >>> in the developing fiscal cliff negotiations with the clock sticking, top lawmakers are being called to the white house today. it is the first face to face meeting with the president since december 16th. sherry ly is live on capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: well, we are here at the white house where that meeting is set to take place at 3:00 this afternoon. it comes with just a few days left to reach a deal or the nation will go over what has become known as the fiscal cliff. the result of going over that cliff would be tax increases and billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts. but as the hours tick down, the negotiations do not appear to be heating up. in his opening remarks on the floor of the senate yesterday, democratic majority leader harry reid accused republican house speaker john boehner of running a dictatorship in the house that is blocking a deal. the speaker has called the house back on sunday leaving just 24 hours for a deal. it is becoming clear though that the solution to the standoff is not going t
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
republicans have the majority and as we've been seeing with the fiscal cliff there is not a lot of wiggle room. we're going to have to see compromise. the last immigration reformabout in 1986 took both republicans and democrats working together. it can't be just a democratic lift. >> thank you victoria defrancesco soto. this is something we'll be watching over the next two to four years. >> and coming up, the controversy over keeping fast food chains open on christmas. i, it has to work. ♪ make just one someone happy and when it's a toys for tots child, well, what could be more important? so this year, every hasbro toy donated to toys for tots will be powered by duracell. happy holidays. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. >>> a happy meal for a happy holiday? well, mcdonnell's holds so. it's pushing its franchises to stay open despite a long tradition of giving its employees a break for the holiday. now some workers and customers are pushing back on that possibility. joining us now, jonathan weston of fast food forward, a group working to u.n.ize fast-food workers. jonathan, thanks for coming the day before christmas. what have you heard about this? and what are yew thoughts? >> thanks for having me. we ahead mcdonald's, who made bills onin profit last year, have
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 1:00pm EST
. a very happy new year to you, as well. >> thank you. same to you. ashley: the fiscal cliff is the big story. that is not the only thing that could mean major changes for you and your wallet next year. changes for healthcare. that is coming up next. shibani: we are also waiting for the president's remarks live from the white house. we will bring them to you live. ♪ droid dna augmentation initiated. vision expanding to a 5-inch 1080p hd display and camera. touch acquiring nfc. hearing evolng with beats audio. wireless charging activated. introducing droid dna by htc. it's not an upgrade to your phone. it's an upgrade to yourself. the 952013 kicks off, affordable care act will be front and center. we know there will be an eventful year. what are some of the biggest things we need to keep an eye on >> the biggest thing is the affordable care act. the obama administration sees this as the key here for getting it implemented. there is a problem with that, though. most of the governors do not want to participate. ashley: if they do not participate, does that mean the federal government
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 11:00am EST
over what we all like to call the fiscal cliff. then again, it could be that. dagen: thank you for that. starbucks has a new message for lawmakers and all those congressmen have to do is read what is written on their morning cup of joe. it is already too late for the pentagon. defense cuts are coming in a big way. a look at world currencies and how they are holding up against the dollar. ♪ [ malennouncer ] it's tt me of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you realldon't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it findone, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all youeed is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. starsaving at citi.com/pricerewind. dagen: more good news for recovering the housing market. home prices in the 20 city index grew 4.3% from a year ago. chicago, new york were the only two cities with negative returns and october. starb
MSNBC
Jan 1, 2013 5:00am PST
muth, good to see you. thanks. >> good to see you, chris, thanks. >> up next, the fiscal cliff and you. what the deal struck last night by the senate means for your bottom line. >>> plus, we'll also have the latest on secretary of state hillary clinton's condition. she continues to get treatment for a blood clot in a new york hospital. >>> and then later, coming to a theater near you. the new movies hitting the big screen in 2013. which will be the blockbusters and which won't be worth your buck? >>> so, here we are, 98% of americans will avoid a tax hike in the new year, of course, if the house goes along with the fiscal cliff deal that was reached in the senate very early this morning. individuals earning $400,000 a year, couples earning $450,000, will see their income taxes rise on amounts above their annual salary. and in addition to income taxes, the senate plan prevents other tax hikes and extends key benefits. here to talk about what this fiscal cliff deal could mean to you is retail and economic analyst hitha. >> happy new year. >> a lot of people breathing a sigh of relief, ob
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
morning. then we will know if we're going over the fiscal cliff at midnight. host: edward-isaac dovere, thank you for being with us. guest: thank you. host: the senate action getting underway about 11:00 a.m. and we will have live coverage of what happens on each floor of the chamber as lawmakers will meet with reporters. this is from joseph ramirez. "the blame game continues" is the headline from "usa today." charles is joining us from texas. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. i think we are in trouble either way. president obama was known to be the most extravagant senator when he was in office and never had a job as far as i know of. it seems like he has a bottomless bank account. given money away like in new york and new jersey. $60 billion or $80 billion. don't they have insurance of the up there? host: thank you for the call. is this from bill king. this is bob, good morning. caller: happy new year. host: to you, too. caller: all the republican party has to do is to allow for what the voters voted on by putting obama back in office, which was the mandate that people earning
FOX
Jan 1, 2013 6:00am EST
ceiling battle sometime in february. >> all right. thank you. >>> the fiscal cliff deal also brings good news for the price of milk. you see the deal would prevent the price of a gallon of milk from reaching nearly $8. the deal agrees to extend portions of the expired farm bill through september. tember. >>> some other big stories this morning. gay marriage ceremonies are under way in maryland. some same-sex couples rang in the new year by taking their vows. they were able to get marriage licenses in the free state for about three weeks but the new law didn't go into effect until the strike of midnight in the new year. dozens of same-sex weddings are scheduled for today. that includes some at city hall in baltimore and a mass wedding event at the black walnut point inn on tillman island. >>> doctors are treating secretary of state hillary clinton and they are saying that she is making excellent progress and is in good spirits as she receives treatment fay blood clot in her head. they also stress she will make a full recovery and never suffered a stroke or any neurological damage. do
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
you guys. patti ann: maria mow lean a thanks. gregg: the fiscal cliff is not the only threat facing the u.s. economy right now. shipments of all kinds could actually be stuck on cargo ships if a longshoreman strike goes ahead as planned. the stakes for the recovery coming up. patti ann: high noon in those fiscal cliff negotiations. >> nothing have move forward in regards to our budget crisis unless speaker boehner and mitch mcconnell will go forward with our plan. speaker boehner is willing to negotiate, we have not heard a word from mitch mcconnell, and nothing is hang. patti ann: chris vanhollen joins us next. pwhrafp [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. . patti ann: fox news alert, potentially good news for the nation's housing market. pending home sales, which measure homes that are in contract and about to be s
FOX
Dec 29, 2012 10:00pm EST
>>> this weekend is about the battle of the countdowns, the countdown to the fiscal cliff and the countdown to kickoff at fed ex field. thank you for joining us for the news at 10. i'm maureen umeh. attention-filled weekend as lawmakers try to beat the fiscal cliff clock and the redskins host the cowboys in one of the most crucial games of the season. we'll get to those stories in a moment. first, it was not quite the winter wonderland many of us hoped for. for a few hours, many of us saw the snow make an appearance today and now that most has turned to slush, forecasters are worried that near-freezeing temperatures could make for a dangerous situation on the road. tucker barnes has more. >> reporter: could be a couple of icy spots out there late, particularly north and west and we got the snow during the day anywhere between a trace and maybe two inches, if you have to the west of the city. let's go to the maps then, again, the system new winding down. you can see the last of it. there you go. pushing up now north and east of new york city. and still some leftover snow into connecticut and to boston and providence and they're
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am EST
our schedule, the fiscal cliff count down today. i want to turn out to nancy cook of the national journal. she is here to give us -- give us all the latest. her latest story -- and the cook, thank you for joining us. guest: thank you for having me. we are at this late hour. all of these tax hikes and spending cuts are slated to take defect in the new year. congress and the white house had spent seven weeks of bickering over all these different elements of the this clip. as you know, there are many elements. many tax provisions, a lot of spending cuts, and at this point, any deal that is reached will not deal with a lot of these things. it is going to potentially make some tax cuts for below $250,000. it will potentially patch the alternative minimum tax. it will not deal with the payroll tax holiday. the most likely will not deal with the sequester. it may earn -- it may or not deal with tax breaks for businesses. for all these arguments and ongoing things about these tax and spending issues, in the end, we will get any compromise, if at all. host: we hear about the flurry of proposals that happened yesterday. any details that emerged from that that will tell us more about what we
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